Production Assistant

Film Daily
Church Fenton, North Yorkshire
Competitive Salary Based on Experience
17 Jan 2018
17 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Graduate, Permanent, Temporary
Full Time

Film Daily is a new online platform connecting audiences with indie filmmakers via news, views, and reviews.

We are a scrappy new media startup aiming to disrupt the film distribution and production industries. We work with amazing, storied clients and new emerging technologies & agencies.

Our work environment is relaxed, but we tell it like it is. We value proficiency and we promote from within. Positions tend to be flexible, with some work-at-home opportunities. Community is everything to us, and we want to work on building our core community in Yorkshire. We foster a culture of communication, community, teamwork, and collaboration.

Successful candidates will combine working at our directors home with working in our brand-new purpose-built studio in Church Fenton, North Yorkshire.

No two days will ever be the same working for this emerging new media startup. One day, you’re at a press event meeting and greeting the Hollywood elite, the next you’re on location with set designers, and the next you’re tooling around on an Excel spreadsheet handling research for our brand.


  • CEO wrangling, working with the CEO at her home handling whatever needs doing: posting letters, arranging furniture, making coffee, paying bills, making personal calls, handling household staff
  • Relationship management: meet and greet visitors, answer phones, respond to emails on behalf of yourself & CEO
  • Craft fun, professional, instructive emails to team members & partners
  • Diary management for directors: keeping track of schedule & herding them into meetings/phone calls
  • Researching & reporting on subjects relevant to our business
  • Create & maintain documentation for external & internal purposes
  • Interfacing with senior staff on behalf of the CEO
  • Manage janitorial staff, ensure cleanliness of the workplace
  • Assist with event organization & management
  • CEO’s social media management
  • Booking travel
  • Handling some online shopping
  • Assuring studio is stocked with janitorial & stationary equipment
  • Arranging & schedule meetings
  • Personal tasks for the director(s)
  • Online community management
  • Running tasks when we are in production
  • Create systems, protocols, and procedures, and organise the chaos of a dynamic media company daily

About You

  • Detail oriented
  • A self starter
  • Able to drive, with access to a vehicle
  • Authentic
  • Creative
  • A problem solver
  • A team player
  • Up for a challenge
  • Discreet and aware of confidentiality in the workplace
  • An exceptional administrator with a working knowledge of contracts
  • Resilient and able to work in a fast-moving business
  • Proactive: you see problems and solve them before they are an issue, you see a new way of doing things and implement it without a second thought
  • Typing speed of 45 WPM or more
  • Working knowledge of iOS
  • Working knowledge of Google Docs, Trello, Excel & Slack
  • Great interpersonal skills (you could sell ice to Inuits)
  • Operations, administration, and customer service experience
  • Desire to work in the film industry
  • Desire to work at a fast-paced startup
  • Can-do attitude
  • Strong sense of self
  • Great time management skills
  • Both organisation and strong attention to detail
  • Love for the internet: you live on the internet
  • Experience working with company director(s) previously
  • Experience as a runner preferred
  • Someone who wants to grow into a leader and is willing to put in the hard work to get there
  • Committed to maintaining excellent relationships with our clients and our growing team
  • Organisation is not only your strong point, but your passion
  • Experience using Google Drive
  • 1 year Administrative experience
  • 1 year experience as a Personal Assistant
  • UK driving license and own vehicle is essential


  • Ongoing training
  • Access to stream endless films & TV
  • Invitations to red carpet events & exclusive film previews
  • Market rate salary & attractive bonus structure
  • Travel opportunities within the UK & USA
  • 28 vacation days per year
  • Attractive bonus scheme